The new F1 team Lotus Racing unveiled today the first Lotus branded F1 car since 1994 – its 2010 challenger, the Lotus Cosworth T127. The green/yellow Lotus Racing T127 is powered by Cosworth V8 engine and will use an Xtrac gearbox and as all 2010 teams, will be running on Bridgestone tyres. The car will be driven by Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen with Fairuz Fauzy taking on the third and reserve driver duties.
“I am extremely proud to be here today and to be able to show the world the fruits of the team’s hard work over the last five months. It’s humbling for me and my fellow shareholders, Kamarudin Meranun and SM Nasarudin to see how a team that five months ago didn’t even exist is now a thriving workforce, full of enthusiasm and passion for Lotus Racing and the challenges ahead and capable of producing such a beautiful machine in such a short time. Now we’ve achieved two major milestones; confirming our entry and unveiling our car, but now the real work starts. Next we move on to testing and the season ahead and I’m confident that the team will exceed expectations wherever we go, and will do so on a wave of support around the world that has been growing daily since we first unleashed Lotus Racing back in September ’09.” – Tony Fernandes
“The last few months have been some of the most challenging of my career, but it’s been a challenge the whole team and I have thrived on since we first started work on the car up in Norfolk. I’m delighted that we’ve reached this point, and now we have a beautiful car that gives us a great base to work from for the season ahead and a fighting chance of going racing in the right way, with a winning mentality. The hard part starts now, and I know everyone in the team and I are up for whatever lies ahead.” – Mike Gascoyne
Here are more images of the 2010 Lotus F1 car:
1:43 scale die cast model of Trulli’s Lotus Cosworth T127 is now available for pre-order – click here for more details
And here is the video from Lotus T127 shakedown at Silverstone:
Photos: Lotus F1 Racing